Today's HoloLens project from Mike Taulty is a little thing, yet something I thought kind of cool...
... Just a short post. I’ve been playing with a situation recently where I needed to get an IP address into a holographic app. There’s lots of different ways that you might do this depending on how frequently the IP address might change;
- Hard-code it into the app.
- Put it into a config file (perhaps loaded from some other server).
- Type it into the app’s UI although I think it’s fair to say that typing IP addresses on HoloLens isn’t so much fun.
- Magically download it via some sort of bluetooth service
- Speak it to the application through the microphone and UWP speech recognition
- Put the IP address into a QR code and have the app scan it through the camera
and I’m sure there’s many more but today I thought I’d experiment with what seemed like a fairly natural idea – when I want to give another person an IP address, I usually write it onto a piece of paper and hand it to them or pin it up on the wall.
Project Information URL: https://mtaulty.com/2017/03/28/using-ocr-to-read-an-ip-address-in-a-holographic-uwp-app/
Project Source URL: https://github.com/mtaulty/IPAddressCameraScanning